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Dukey

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  1. Just bought this - thanks, Sam - and thought I should let you know that the whole magazine isn't devoted to Zeppelin ... it's actually about a dozen pages. It IS good stuff though. I'm probably not as familiar as some here with the details on the band but it does look as if a lot of the photos might be new. There are compilations of quotes that I've read before but that's balanced by what mostly seems to be new pieces (Eddie Kramer, Nick Kent). I haven't had the chance to read it yet but just thought you might want to know that the magazine is about the music of 1969 rather than just Led Zeppelin. (Some great pics of Jimmy with a Telecaster, too).
  2. Danny - maybe it was The Creation. Here's a (mimed) clip of I know they were more popular on the continent than in Britain. An additional Led Zep connection was singer Kenny Pickett who apparently was a roadie for LZ, at least that's what I read.
  3. Just found this ... an archive of Who interviews including a lot of '70s material. In PDF format. thewhoinprint blog
  4. Early clip of Jimi as sideman "Shotgun" Memphis 1965. Great version of Purple Haze from Hamburg 1967. Audio only and he mixes up some of the lyrics but powerful performance and great sound quality. Purple Haze.
  5. Download free e-book on "Revolver" in PDF format here
  6. Here's a great clip: High Numbers at the Railway Tavern 1964
  7. Forgot to mention that there is also a 2CD set of "The Who Sell Out" due in early 2009. It's supposed to be stereo and mono versions plus the bonus tracks from the 1995 remaster and some additional unreleased stuff from that period. Don't know any more than that at the mo.
  8. Further to the Kilburn DVD - As far as I can tell the footage from the Coliseum 1969 is split into two parts because there are two separate film sources ... the better quality source will make up the 'main' Coliseum feature and the bonus Tommy sequence will comprise of a slightly grainier source. I think the idea was to keep them separate for aesthetic reasons as they couldn't restore the Tommy footage to the standard of the non-Tommy footage. Some tracks appear to be on both parts so maybe they have two sources for those tracks. The main Coliseum feature should be as least as good as Young Man Blues on TKAA DVD - that clip makes my heart race a little faster every time I see it - and the bonus Tommy stuff should be as good as the clip of I'm Free that you can find on YouTube. The audio should be sterling in both cases. On the down side there is a rumour floating around that it will retail for one hundred English pounds. Don't know about you but I'm only willing to go as high as ninety-five. ( :: wink : Really looking forward to this and will post more details if I hear anything.
  9. See link for info about forthcoming release of "The Who At Kilburn 1977" 2 DVD set. Due for November release. It'll also include part of a 1969 show from the London Coliseum. Kilburn 1977 - I Can't Explain, Substitute, Baba O'Riley, My Wife/Going Mobile, Behind Blue Eyes, Dreaming from the Waist, Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, Summertime Blues, Shakin' All Over, My Generation, Join Together, Who Are You, Won't Get Fooled Again London Coliseum 1969 - Heaven and Hell, I Can't Explain, Fortune Teller, Tattoo, Young Man Blues, A Quick One While He's Away, Happy Jack, I'm a Boy, I'm Free, Tommy's Holiday Camp, See Me Feel Me, Summertime Blues, Shakin' All Over, My Generation The blurb at the link mentions the contents of the second DVD as a complete version of Tommy from the Coliseum show. I can't say for sure if that means audio only or actual footage but I'll try and find out. Here's a link with a short trailer - The Who at Kilburn 1977
  10. Nice posts everyone. Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere but there's an absorbing interview with Ahmet at the following link. He was a real raconteur. I haven't watched The House That Ahmet Built but hope to soon. Ahmet Ertegun interview
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    Tunings

    Thanks, Evster, for that list. I've been messing around a little bit with tunings in recent years and thought the following might be of interest ... have to say it was quite enlightening when I grasped it. In a nutshell a lot of the commonly used alternate tunings are interrelated anyway. Let's take 'open G' or DGDGBD for starters - if you look at the open strings and assign them a number according to scale tone in the open strummed chord then it would be (assigning '1' as the root, '3' as major third etc.) then open-G, low-to-high, would be ... 5, 1, 5, 1, 3, 5. Then do the same for 'open D' or DADF#AD and you'd get ... 1, 5, 1, 3, 5, 1. --- the low root in open G is on the fifth string (which is why Keith Richards often used to discard the sixth string for open G) and the low root in open D is on the sixth string. No big deal there, I suppose. But if you look closely you'll see that all the other strings have shifted over one towards the low end ... in open G the major third is the second string, in open D it's the third string. So if you play something in open G ... let's say the first three chords of That's The Way ... then in theory you could play that in open D by moving the shapes over by one string towards you (away from the floor). Of course you'd be in a different key but when you think about it the two tunings are interrelated and there's quite a bit of overlap there. It gets even more interesting if you look at 'open C' or CGCGCE and break that down - 1, 5, 1, 5, 1, 3. The third is now on the first string which means that you can take your open G stuff and shift it over by one string away from you (towards the floor) although it'll sound a fourth higher. Seeing as how Jimmy used a variant on open C, namely CACGCE you could make a slight adjustment but anything playable on the fifth, fourth, third and second strings in open G could be played on the fourth, third, second and first strings in CACGCE. Same principle applies with 'open G minor'/DGDGBbD (5, 1, 5, 1, b3, 5) if you were to compare that with 'open D minor'/DADFAD (1, 5, 1, b3, 5, 1) and 'open C minor'/CGCGCEb (1, 5, 1, 5, 1, b3). I just though it was interesting that you could get a kind of three-for-the-price-of-one deal but might not necessarily be aware of it - I know I wasn't. Of course there are loads of differences between different tunings like open G and open D (not least when to comes to slide) but it's fascinating that there's so much in common between them, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when you consider all the possibilities. I really like CACGCE and when messing about with it it occurred to me that the intervals between the first and second and the second and third strings in that tuning are exactly the same as the intervals between the second and third and the third and fourth in standard/EADGBE tuning. It was that discovery that prompted me to investigate further. I mentioned all this to a friend and he said something like "Shit, didn't you know that?" like it was obvious. Anyhoo, sorry for the long first post but just thought it was worth passing along. I started figuring all this out during the last World Cup (football, or what you lads and lasses across the pond quaintly call 'soccer') ... 64 potential matches to sit through, well, that's why it's handy to have a guitar nearby. Stick it in a different tuning and just let your hands wander ... if it's a boring game then no worries, you've probably figured out something new on the geet and the afternoon wasn't a total loss.
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